News

November 7, 2013

Bailey's Choice Pet Treat Recall Expanded

Bailey’s Choice Dog Treats, LLC, of Waleska, Ga., is expanding its earlier pet treat recall to include additional five-ounce packages of dog treats.

November 4, 2013

City of Portland to Require Sick Leave for Employees as of January 1, 2014

Beginning January 1, 2014, veterinary practice owners will be required to provide 40 hours of sick leave each year to eligible employees who work within Portland’s city limits.

November 1, 2013

Bailey's Choice Recalls Two Lots of Chicken Jerky Treats Due to Salmonella

Bailey's Choice Dog Treats of Georgia has recalled chicken jerky treats in various sizes marked with lot number #132881 and expiration date Feb. 2014, along with five-ounce bags of chicken jerky with a lot number of "Jun 5 2013."

October 22, 2013

Canine Influenza (H3N8) Virus: Information for DVMs

Influenza A viruses, such as CI (family Orthomyxoviridae), are known to cause acute respiratory disease in humans, horses, pigs, and domestic poultry. Influenza A virus subtype H3N8 has emerged as a respiratory pathogen in dogs, associated with outbreaks of acute respiratory disease.

October 22, 2013

FDA Asks Veterinarians to Assist in Ongoing Jerky Treat Investigation

The FDA is asking veterinarians to assist in their investigation of the cause of reported pet illnesses associated with jerky pet treat products by submitting samples, educating clients, and reporting pet illnesses associated with jerky treats. As of September 24, 2013, FDA has received approximately 3000 reports of illness, involving more than 3600 dogs, 10 cats, and including more than 580 deaths.

September 17, 2013

Employer Requirement to Provide Notice of Healthcare Exchange

Recently we sent a letter to all practice owners informing them of their duty to provide notice to all employees of the healthcare exchange that will be starting in 2014. We have received some calls about this issue in relation to the requirement to notify employees by a letter sent through US mail (using a stamp). We cannot recommend to you how to inform your employees; we are just passing along the notice of the requirement to inform. If you have any questions about this issue, please feel free to contact us.

September 11, 2013

Oregon Animal Health Foundation Human-Animal Bond Photo Contest Winner Announced

The Oregon Animal Health Foundation's Human-Animal Bond Photo Contest was held during this year's Fair, and we received many wonderful and touching entries. We're so pleased to see the depth of the connection between you and your pets and equines. Congratulations to Jason Larsen, who submitted the winning photo (taken by Erin Coates) and was chosen as our Grand Prize winner!

September 11, 2013

Veterinarians Not Eligible for NPI Numbers

An increasing number of pharmacies – mostly box-store outlets – have been asking veterinarians for an NPI number in order to fill prescriptions that are called in by the practitioner. However, the AVMA has recently learned from the Department of Human Services (DHHS) that veterinarians are definitively not eligible to procure National Provider Identifier numbers.

September 5, 2013

Oregon State Fair Coloring Contest Winner Announced

 

Congratulations to Kayla Greenwood, age 10, of Mount Angel! Her entry was selected as the winner of our Oregon State Fair coloring contest.